December 4, 2019
I made time to do a little painting on a discarded oyster shell I scavenged in the boat yard – Eric thought a creature was hoarding shells under our boat, that was me.
Mark and Eric completed the final layer of fiberglass on our boat! Almost done!
December 6, 2019
And now the paint! We are officially finished fixing the structural issue with SV Wild! It ain’t pretty, but she’ll float and hopefully stay dry.
December 9, 2019
The rain won’t stop.
We’re trying to get out of here as quickly as possible, so we’re slapping on coats of bottom paint with only hours to spare before the rain comes down again. Our windows of opportunity are so small between temperature and the rain. It’s extremely frustrating.
Another attempt to keep morale up – my friend Lucy on Dulcinea and I made felt pine cone critters as holiday decorations. Lucy wrapped fairy lights around a pineapple as their Christmas tree. I loved it.
December 10, 2019
Another layer of bottom paint. Another dreary day.
December 12, 2019
Eric got the oven hooked up and functional! I lost count of how many times he ran back and forth to the hardware and marine stores, trying to get the right parts to properly hook up our propane system. He installed a propane solenoid, replaced corroded hose, and had to try several different ways of connecting the hoses from the stove and oven to the tank. It’s been a very extremely frustrating past few days.
We made brownies. They were severely overcooked. But we ate it all.